Texas A&M Office of Technology Commercialization recognizes Dallas turf program for patent

Dr. Ambika Chandra (center left) and Dr. Ben Wherley (center right) receive a plaque of recognition from Texas A&M Technology Commercialization executive director Brett Cornwell (left) and Texas A&M University vice president for research Dr. Glen Laine (right) for the patent of DALSA 0605, a drought tolerant St. Augustinegrass.

Texas AgriLife Research Center, May 5, 2017

Dr. Ambika Chandra receives a plaque of recognition upon the publication of the patent for TamStar St. Augustine, a new drought tolerant grass for Texas lawns.

New St. Augustine grass hybrid uses less water, offers other advantages

Dr. Ambika Chandra, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate professor of turfgrass breeding and genetics at the Dallas center, has led efforts to develop a new St. Augustine hybrid with several superior characteristics considered ‘desirable’ for both commercial and residential consumers. Credit: Paul Schattenberg

PHYS. org, April 3, 2014

Research article details how dwindling water resources caused by drought, extreme temperatures and other environmental factors have made the development of more water-efficient turfgrasses increasingly important for southern landscapes, according to experts at Texas A&M AgriLife Research. An interview with Dr. Ambika Chandra on the development of TamStar St. Augustine grass.